'''James Madison University''' (also known as '''JMU''', '''The U''', '''Madison''', or '''James Madison''') is a public university|public coeducation
al research university
located in Harrisonburg, Virginia
, United States. Founded in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg, the institution was renamed Madison College in 1938 in honor of James Madison|President James Madison
and then James Madison University in 1977.
The university is situated in the Shenandoah Valley
, with the campus quadrangle (architecture)|quadrangle
located on U.S. Route 11 in Virginia|South Main Street